Wondering what we’re all about?
It’s quite simple really. We help you find inspiration and motivation to achieving your potential and live a more meaningful life while focusing on what really matters.
“You do whut??”
Tell me… Do you end up exhausted at the end of the day, feeling like you’ve not accomplished a thing?
Are you constantly setting goals for yourself, but struggling to achieve them or knowing where to go next?
Do you wish you could just stop the noise and slow things down long enough to do the things that matter most to you? Then you’ve come to the right place! We are your people.
Life is busy. In fact, it’s down right chaotic at times. There’s always somewhere to go, something that needed to be done yesterday, and the to-do list accumulates faster than we can mark anything off.
At the end of the day, we are exhausted. The house has become a sort of obstacle course, we are out of every ounce of creativity we hope to have, and we’re lucky if the kids got all the shampoo out of their hair before bed. We suffer from sleepless nights worrying about what needs to be done tomorrow. It’s never-ending.
But it doesn’t have to be.
What if we could change all this? Stop the madness and take control of our life, our home, our time. Get off the hamster wheel and start enjoying life and stop living from one to-do list to the next. Stop the scramble of trying to get kids out the door in the morning and start living a simpler life. We believe you can.
We want to change the world.
Please don’t confuse us with another one of those “don’t worry, be happy” websites. And this isn’t a parenting blog. We aren’t experts in “time management” either. In fact, we aren’t experts at all. We are just like you. Tired of living the chaos, tired of the noise, and tired of having a home full of things that just take up space without meaning. We are ready for a change. We are ready to stop letting life control us. We want to make time and room in life for the things that matter most to us.
We’re here to share our journey with you.
Welcome to Creatively Southern, a home for unconventional people searching for inspiration to find simplicity and change their world by achieving their highest potential, while focusing on what’s most important in life.
Boy, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Let’s just keep it simple, shall we?
I believe in seeing the positive in all things.
Life should not be lived at the fast pace we have all come to accept. It should be lived as if every day is the last. We should spend our time doing the things that make us feel alive. Live life on purpose, with purpose.
This is our story and we are sharing our journey with you. And if even just one person finds inspiration from all of this, then we have already accomplished more than we ever thought possible!
I started Creatively Southern in 2012 after my daughter’s first birthday. In the beginning, it was a place for me to share my adventures of life as a mother and all of my DIY projects. Over the next few years life got more than busy and priorities changed. The long and short of it… I took a blogging break.
Over the next few years, I struggled with how to jump back in. While my little corner of real estate on the internet still had traffic, there was more pressure than ever in the blogging world. I went through several online courses of trying to decide what I should be, how I should write, and how I could make it a business. I learned a lot, and I failed a lot.
Then finally I decided to stop letting life control me, and be true to who I am. It was time to simplify. I decided to write what I feel, what I think, what we experience so to help others that may be going through the same things. I want to share what we learn and help others believe that there is a simpler way to live.
Then finally I decided to stop letting life control me, and be true to who I am. It was time to simplify.
I have no claims to perfection. I believe practice makes progress. Life is too short to be small or unhappy. The pursuit of happiness is a journey without destination, but we can accomplish so much along the way. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. But I never give up, and I’m committed to the process.
More than anything, I want to help you. We want to share our experiences, our know how, and give you the encouragement you need to find simplicity, create amazing things, and live a more inspired life.
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
If you want to create a life and a home that is full of purpose and meaning, if you want ideas to help encourage your creativity, then welcome home, friends!
We love hearing from you! Tell us about your next project or drop us a note in email to tell us how we can help you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about who we are:
I am Ellora, the founder and author of Creatively Southern in Knoxville, Tennessee. I started Creatively Southern in 2012 as a place to keep up with my projects and to write about life’s adventures with my little girl. Along the way, I decided I not only wanted to share our stories, but also wanted to inspire others to find their passion and unlock their creative potential.
I am a mother to a little girl with big dreams. I have a full-time day job in the financial industry that I love. I share a home and life with my creative little girl, the man of my dreams, his beautiful daughter, and our tad-bit hyperactive blue-healer.
I am a calligrapher, a dreamer, and a doer. I love to plan a good party just to see others enjoying life and the company of others.
Britt is my creative assistant, builder, #1 encourager, supporter, and my rock. We work as a team to bring you inspiration to transform your home and life through creativity and life experiences. We are always up for a good DIY project that allows us to create. We share a love for life and a few good ol’ Southern traditions.
We are so glad you are here! We welcome you to our home, and can’t wait to hear from you!